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Missed Pituitory Tumour?

In December 2014 I was diagnosed with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. In February 2015 I had both a CT Scan and MRI scan to check for scars and tumours on my brain/temporal lobe - both came back clear. Which meant that wasn't what was causing my seizures.

I'm a 26 yo female - and I went from having a period every 35 days - to having 3 full periods in 41 days (one 5 days, one 10 days and one 7 days long).

I went to my GP and she said it wasn't normal and arranged bloods. Everything came back normal - except my Prolactin which came back high - by a noticeable amount.

Looking at the dreaded dr Google I saw about Pituitory Tumours - and a lot of the symptoms seems to fit me.

My question is - can a tumour be missed in an MRI - or can one develop in the year since I had my previous MRI?
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Yes. It can be missed especially if the radiologist was not looking for it, it is small enough to fall between the slices as MRI's have a 3-5mm gap, or the scan was not done with contrast, or done with the dynamic technique.

Prolactin can be raised by thyroid, medications and many many things as well as the pit tumor... So you have to find a decent doc to find the real reason.

I hope you are being sent to an endo, and if they find a pit tumor, please find a pituitary center. Get copies of everything.
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